Oconee, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 171 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.3%
 
Males: 83  (48.7%)
Females: 88  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62553.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,511 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Oconee:

$49,511
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,801 (it was $14,068 in 2000)

Oconee village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $64,883 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Oconee:

$64,883
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $95,940; detached houses: $85,981; mobile homes: $124,489

Median gross rent in 2017: $658.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oconee: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
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  • Races in Oconee, IL (2010)
    • 17898.9%White alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races

Races in Oconee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (56.2%), American (31.2%), Croatian (6.2%), Irish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/09/1906

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 475 people per square mile   (low).

Oconee, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,770 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $803 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (40.1 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (76.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ohlman, IL (2.7 miles),
Pana, IL (2.7 miles ),
Herrick, IL (2.9 miles ),
Nokomis, IL (3.1 miles ),
Ramsey, IL (3.1 miles ),
Wenonah, IL (3.2 miles),
Coalton, IL (3.2 miles ),
Tower Hill, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.29 N, Longitude: 89.11 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Oconee, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oconee, IL in 2017
Oconee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $183,300
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.5%).
Most common industries in Oconee, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.0%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (29.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (13.6%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (31.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Oconee, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)

Average climate in Oconee, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oconee-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/3/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Oconee village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oconee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Oconee center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from Oconee center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from Oconee center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from Oconee center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oconee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oconee:

  • PRAIRIE ROSE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PANA, IL)
  • PARK PLACE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PANA, IL)
  • NOKOMIS REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NOKOMIS, IL)
  • MONTGOMERY TERRACE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NOKOMIS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oconee:

  • Millikin University (about 40 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 41 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Lake Land College (about 41 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 41 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Richland Community College (about 43 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 51 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 52 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)

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Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Oconee:

Marital status in Oconee, IL
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Oconee:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oconee, IL (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,21641
Mainline Protestant2,71320
Catholic2,6353
Other122
None10,787-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Shelby County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Shelby County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

26.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.9%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oconee:

50.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oconee:

45.8%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oconee:

27.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oconee:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

48.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Oconee:

84.0%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oconee, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$102
Financial Administration 0$0 1$20
Firefighters 0$0 16$217
Totals for Government 0$0 25$339

Oconee government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $50,000 ($292.40)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($187.13)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($87.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($35.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($23.39)

Oconee government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $4,000 ($23.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000 ($409.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($99.42)
    Highways: $5,000 ($29.24)
    Other: $3,000 ($17.54)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($46.78)

Oconee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,000 ($491.23)

5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Christian County, IL  0.84% ($34,644 average AGI)
to Effingham County, IL  0.83% ($34,417)
to Macon County, IL  0.70% ($42,852)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oconee:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINU (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIHM (1410 AM; 1 kW; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oconee:

  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMKR (94.3 FM; PANA, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W242AE (96.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W205BC (88.9 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oconee:

  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.2mTotal length
  • $712,000Total costs
  • 5,575Total average daily traffic
  • 1,056Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,453Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oconee, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11960-1969
  • 91980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oconee, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Anthony Baroud, Cr 300n (Lat: 39.261861 Lon: -89.110056), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Albs Wireless Services Corporation, Arlin-gton Heights, Phone: (847) 690-0871
  • Anthony Baroud, Cr 300n (Lat: 39.261861 Lon: -89.110056), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Albs Wireless Services Corporation, Arlin-gton Heights, Phone: (847) 690-0871
  • Sarah L Berry, Cr 300n (Lat: 39.261861 Lon: -89.110056), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Diamond Communications LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Brook-field, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • B Carter, Cr 300n (Lat: 39.261861 Lon: -89.110056), Type: 106.3, Structure height: 17173 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: Diamond Communications LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, , Brook-field, Phone: (262) 649-4429

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Across St From Us Post Office (Lat: 39.300056 Lon: -89.116750), Call Sign: KNEB630, Licensee ID: L00583347,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.125 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2002, Expiration Date: 10/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2012, Registrant: Oconee Grain Co Inc, Oconee, IL 62553

Most common first names in Oconee, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John684.3 years
James566.6 years
Mary475.3 years
Clement373.7 years
Henry390.0 years
Ethel385.6 years
Joseph393.3 years
William385.6 years
Emma278.0 years
Charles273.9 years
Most common last names in Oconee, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rakers781.4 years
Flesch675.2 years
Beck676.1 years
Temmen587.2 years
Hinton482.5 years
Arnold479.7 years
Wolf470.7 years
Gudehus388.0 years
Frye386.3 years
Kaiser388.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oconee, IL
  • 51.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 43.1%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 2.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oconee, IL
  • 56.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 43.5%Utility gas


Oconee compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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